A loan of $650 helped a member to buy thread.

Sector El Progreso Group's story

Candelaria is 26 years old, single, and completed three years of 'educación primaria' (school for children aged 7-14). Her business is producing yarn for weaving. She started this business with her mother and has six years experience.

Candelaria set up a group to request a loan. She will buy 'hilos de mish' (6-ply rayon thread with a silk-like shine) to make weaving yarn. She hopes to continue improving in her work and to own her own loom for weaving traditional textiles. The other members of the group make baskets and weave sheets.

*One of the women in the photo did not quality for the loan.

In this group: Candelaria, Rosa, Felipa, Roxana Angelina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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